Judging criteria

1. The extent to which the community group or organisation is seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community in the areas of charity, health, sport, education or the arts.

2. The extent to which the community group or organisation can maximise benefits to their local community with the Jetstar Flying Start grant (i.e. the extent to which they have a tangible project or activity in mind to utilise the grant).

3. The extent to which the project or activity will celebrate and highlight the work of the community group or organisation and help boost the profile and strength of the group for the future within twelve months of the grant being awarded.

Flying Start Stories

Grant #25 - Kenzie's Gift

Kenzie's Gift supports the emotional well-being and mental health of children, young people and their families affected by serious illness, cancer or bereavement. By providing early intervention, it’s the charity’s mission to foster coping and resilience strategies to assist in supporting, restoring and maintaining emotional well-being so children and young people can fulfil their potential.

Jetstar’s Flying Start grant will enable Kenzie’s Gift to introduce their free services and support nationwide to families and school students. It will also allow Kenzie’s Gift to distribute complimentary interactive, age-appropriate resources designed to support people going through bereavement, or serious illness within the family.

Meet The Panel

Shelley Musk

Head of New Zealand

Joining Jetstar as Head of New Zealand in July 2018, Shelley Musk has been part of the broader Qantas Group for the last seven years as Head of Jetconnect, based in Auckland. With 27 years in the aviation industry, Shelley brings a wealth of experience of airline operations to her role.

James Stafford

Manager, New Zealand Sales

ames joined Jetstar in March 2018 and is responsible for all client relationships across New Zealand. James’ specific focus on Jetstar’s customers ensures a thorough understanding of how Jetstar connects with communities and to those in need.


Alternatively, you can submit your entry form by downloading, printing out and posting into Jetstar at PO Box 14081, Christchurch 8544.


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